It brings me a great pleasure in announcing that today, on an auspicious anusham day that Kanchi Guruparampara Foundation is going to launch Periyava Radio – a 24×7 online radio station. HH Balaperiyava sent His blessings for this on the most auspicious day of Vijayadasami.
Yes, the concept of running a 24×7 Periyava radio has been brewing on my head for quite some time and it took some time to identify and test multiple different service providers to meet our needs. Finally I found a place, did some basic testing and it is getting ready to be launched. Thanks to our asthana iOS developer, Vinoth, who suggested this idea and also gave some pointers related to that.
So, what is this radio and how does it work?
This is an internet-based radio. If you have internet, you can listen to this station 24×7.
How can one listen to this radio?
This radio can be accessed via any browser, mobile phones, tablets etc. A mobile app will be launched for this very soon.
Is it really 24×7?
Yes, unless, I stop it, it will broadcast audios in a non-stop mode.
Can we do live streaming too?
Sure. I intend to do this on certain occasions. For instance, if any of our Periyavas are giving anugraha bashanam or someone is giving a speech on Periyava, we can do a live-streaming (provided there is an internet connection and a computer available at that location).
What is the schedule?
(All timings are based off IST)
This is a tentative schedule…
|6 – 7 AM||Suprabatham, Swasti Vachanam, karavalmbam, guru stuthis|
|7 – 8 AM||Aditya Hrudhayam & Surya Namaskaram|
|8 – 9 AM||Dheivathin Kural – Voice of Mahaperiyava (loop)|
|9 – 10 AM||Periyavas Anugrahabashanams/speeches/discourses (loop)|
|10 – noon||Interviews of devotees (depends on content-owner’s approval)|
|noon – 4.30||Guru bhajans/Krithis/Stuthis (loop)|
|4.30 – 6 PM-||Time for Lord Shiva – Rudram, Chamakam, Shiva Stuthi|
|6 – 7 PM||Dheivathin Kural – Voice of Mahaperiyava (loop)|
|7 – 8 PM||Sahasranamams / Laharis / Thiruppavai / Thiruvempavai /Sivapuranams (loop)|
|8 – 9 PM||Periyavas Anugrahabashanams/speeches/discourses (loop)|
|9 – 10 PM||Interviews of devotees (depends on content-owner’s approval)|
|10 – 6 AM||Guru bhajans/Krithis/Stuthis (loop)|
I am considering upanyasams by authorities like Dr Radhakrishna sastrigal, Brahmasri Mullaivasal ganapadigal, HH Variyar Swamigal etc (as long as there are no copyright issues).
When will this station go live?
Soon…Very soon….. I have to fix few things before it goes live – hopefully will finish this soon….I need more content to fill 24 hours!! Sooner you send me the contents, quicker we can launch and continuously enhance.
Here are the few big help I need from you
- In order to make this radio successful, I would like you to send me whatever links you have on Periyava related audio files – kirthis, bhajans, others who talk about Periyava etc. We can include them in our schedule. If you have any recordings of HH Pudhu Periyava and HH Balaperiyava, please send them to me. If you have a good song in a video (youtube etc), it is still fine, please send the link. If you have an audio file, please mail it to me firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I also need volunteers who are interested in managing this station along with me…You do not need any great technical expertise to do this…All you need is some creativity of how to keep this station interesting and useful to listeners.
This is our radio – dedicated exclusively for our Periyavas. Feel free to suggest on contents, schedules – what to have etc – I will surely consider/implement them. At the end of the day, this radio should be useful and informative enough for all of us.
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!